UW News

February 7, 2008

Palmiter to give Science in Medicine Lecture Feb. 13

Dr. Richard Palmiter, professor of biochemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will present Transgenic Legacy as the next Science in Medicine Lecture, Wednesday, Feb. 13. The lecture takes place from noon to 1 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium, A-420, Health Sciences Center.

Palmiter, who is also an adjunct professor of genome sciences, is best known for his development of transgenic mouse technology in the early 1980s in collaboration with Dr. Ralph Brinster at the University of Pennsylvania. The transgenic work covered many areas ranging from identification of cell-specific enhancers, to regulation of growth and development of animals models of disease.

During the last decade his group has continued to use mouse genetic techniques to explore how neurotransmitter signaling controls mouse behavior.

This lecture will be simulcast at Harborview Medical Center in the Research & Training Building auditorium and at theVA Puget Sound Health Care System — Seattle Division, Bldg. 1, Room 518, American Lake Division, Bldg. 2, Room 343, and the VA – HSR&D Met Park Conference Room, E-14.

This lecture is open to all faculty, staff and students. No registration is required. For more information contact Vee White at veewhite@u.washington.edu or 206-543-8319.